Montfort, Nick; Bogost, Ian -- Racing the Beam
Study of the history and technology of the Atari VCS ("Atari 2600").
In particular, discusses how the hardware -- intended to support the
full range of games from Pong to Slight Variations Of Pong -- was
brutally hacked by clever game designers, enabling them to write every
game you remember that isn't Pong. Why are all the rooms and mazes in
Adventure horizontally symmetrical? This book explains.
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